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Re: Cymbeline
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1542  Monday, 21 August 2000.

[1]     From:   Milla Riggio <
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        Date:   Thursday, 17 Aug 2000 15:30:07 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1527 Re: Cymbeline

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Aug 2000 13:02:13 -0400
        Subj:   Re: Cymbeline

[3]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Friday, 18 Aug 2000 13:08:00 -0700
        Subj:   Re: Cymbeline and G. B. Shaw

[4]     From:   Milla Riggio <
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        Date:   Sunday, 20 Aug 2000 23:34:39 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1527 Re: Cymbeline


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From:           Milla Riggio <
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Date:           Thursday, 17 Aug 2000 15:30:07 -0400
Subject: 11.1527 Re: Cymbeline
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1527 Re: Cymbeline

Particulars on CYMBELINE REFINISHED --  Shakespeare and G. B. Shaw

"Cymbeline Refinished,"  Shakespeare with George Bernard Shaw's
rewritten ending to CYMBELINE, in which Imogen realizes that it was not
so good that her husband tried to kill her.

Performed as a Wild West show. Theater Company at Soldiers and Sailors
Monument.  Riverside Park.  89th St and Riverside Dr.  Call
201-867-1575.  FREE.  Closes August 27th.

Milla

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Aug 2000 13:02:13 -0400
Subject:        Re: Cymbeline

The "stooped eagles" in the mooted passage may also refer to fallen
Roman standards.

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From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Friday, 18 Aug 2000 13:08:00 -0700
Subject:        Re: Cymbeline and G. B. Shaw

I haven't seen or read Shaw's revisions to _Cymbeline_, but I think we
can find a clue to his attitude in a quote from _Man & Superman_ ("Don
Juan in Hell" segment): When Don Juan is waxing rhetorical about having
"The lady's instinct" set upon him, he says, "What transports of
virtuous indignation!  What overwhelming defiance to the dastardly
seducer! What scenes of Imogen and Iachimo!" (Penguin edition, page
164). The ironic tone should be revealing.

Paul E. Doniger

P. S. This is my first posting to the list. I hope I did it right!

> Right now, G.B. Shaw's Cymbeline revisited, with the new Shaw ending in
> which she does NOT forgive her husband is playing in NY.  Has anyone
> seen it? Shaw wasn't so keen on the forgiveness trope at the end!!!
>
> Milla Riggio

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From:           Milla Riggio <
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Date:           Sunday, 20 Aug 2000 23:34:39 -0400
Subject: 11.1527 Re: Cymbeline
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1527 Re: Cymbeline

Well, folks, I just saw CYMBELINE REFINISHED at the Soldiers and
Sailors' Monument in New York.  The sun was shining and the afternoon
balmy; otherwise, there was not much to recommend the event except the
eternal question that such moments raise for me as to WHY amateur
companies (albeit filtered through with Actors Equity players) seem to
feel obliged to earn their stripes with ill-conceived and badly
directed/badly acted, interminably drawn out productions of
Shakespeare.  I waited two long hours to hear the few, modestly witty
Shaw lines at the end of the play, but I do not suggest that anyone
follow my example and trudge down to 89th and Riverside Drive next
weekend, the last run of the show.

Milla
 

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